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2017 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

TAXI STORIES

Directed by Doris Yeung

China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Netherlands / 2017 / 95 mins / Chinese with English subtitles

TAXI STORIES

Village East Cinema
August 4, 2017 7:00 pm

Description

Three individuals. Three cities. Different social classes. Similar struggles.

13-year old Adi lives with his aunt and uncle, often working his drunk uncle’s long shifts as a bajaj driver in Jakarta. After meeting an Australian tourist he takes a liking to, his hopes for a relationship become high, but soon become compromised due to his low social class.

In Hong Kong, trophy wife Monica is finally expecting her first child after several attempts with her unfaithful husband. After a sudden miscarriage right before her baby shower, Monica finds an alternative solution involving their housemaid Dewi, who is struggling with her own traumatizing ordeals.

Jack is a closeted taxi driver in Beijing trying to support himself, his wife and son. When he drives home a wealthy on-goer one night, tension rises between the two at first, but soon begin opening up to one another about their sexualities and social standing.

Director Doris Yeung returns to the screen with her second feature film, TAXI STORIES. Through the exploration of varying social classes in prominent Asian cities, audiences witness the diverse lifestyles of its common folk. Regardless of economic standing, everyone endures personal conflict, making us not so different from one another in the end.

Screening made possible by: China Institute 

Dates & Times

TAXI STORIES

Village East Cinema
August 4, 2017 7:00 pm